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Lidia's Kitchen Previous Broadcasts

A Cheesy Craving (Episode #602H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 -- 12:30 PM

Italians love cheese, and back in the kitchen, Lidia shares her favorite cheesy appetizers: baked goat cheese, fava, and artichoke dip, baked to golden to perfection; and baked stuffed vegetables, a recipe Lidia often makes when cooking for her family.

Summer Picnic (Episode #526H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 17, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Italians love a good picnic, and Lidia shares some of her favorite picnic foods from her childhood. The menu includes herb frittata rollups, a must-have finger food rolled up with a layer of flavor packed pesto. Lidia's pasta salad with tomato, mozzarella and green beans is a hearty pasta salad that is perfect for any picnic. Her blueberry and ricotta parfait is made with homemade ricotta, blueberry sauce, candied almonds and cake.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 18, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Slow Cooking (Episode #518H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 16, 2018 -- 8:30 AM

Slow cooking does take a little time, but it is so rewarding. Today Lidia shares some classic techniques that will make show-stopping dishes for any occasion. Lidia prepares an elegant risotto with mushrooms, finished with parsley, cheese and butter. She then prepares a luscious ziti with pork rib guazzetto. Lidia then shows how to breathe new life into risotto leftovers by breading it and frying it to make a delicious snack or serve it over a salad for a complete meal. Grandma joins Lidia to taste those delicious little nuggets.

Crowd Pleasers (Episode #601H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 13, 2018 -- 12:30 PM

Today is all about feeding a large crowd, and Lidia cooks up recipes that all your guests will love, no matter whom you are hosting : sausages and apples, a flavorful one-pot meal that is great for family-style dining; spaghetti with roasted garlic pesto, a delicious and economical addition to any party; and finally, chocolate ricotta cheesecake, a chocolatey twist to the classic Italian ricotta cheesecake.

A Summer Shindig (Episode #525H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Summertime is dinner party season, and Lidia loves to serve family style meals. Today, she creates a summer menu fit for any celebration. The menu includes grilled skewers of shrimp spiedini with zucchini and tomato salsa, steamed summery green beans with mint pesto and berry tiramisu. Lidia's summer berry twist is one of the most famous Italian desserts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

The Dessert Table (Episode #517H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 9, 2018 -- 8:30 AM

In today's episode, Lidia shares three of her favorite desserts-one spoon dessert, one seasonal fruit based dessert and of course a baked sweet to warm up the kitchen. Her limoncello tiramisu is a sweet pick-me-up made with delicious limoncello zabaglione. Fruit is a natural as an Italian sweet to end a meal, and she loves to simply serve grilled fruit to magnify their natural sweetness. A favorite Italian cookie is the chocolate anise biscotti, made with a shot of espresso. Her granddaughter Julia joins Lidia in this episode.

Bolognese (Episode #424H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2018 -- 12:30 PM

It's a world famous technique but made with milk, it is famous only in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. In this episode, Lidia shares a show stopping meal that consists of bolognese with milk: a traditional beef and pork ragu prepared in the style of bologna; dandelion greens with almond vinaigrette and ricotta salata: a vibrant salad of bitter dandelion greens tossed with a sweet honey almond vinaigrette and salty ricotta salata; pomegranate sorbet: a refreshing sorbet of pomegranate juice and dark rum.

Cocktail Party (Episode #524H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 3, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Italians love to celebrate life, family and friends. Lidia teaches how to keep guests feeling happy with a few of her favorite party tricks. The menu includes spicy stuffed clams with cheesy breadcrumbs, Italian deviled eggs made with salsa verde and meatless meatballs with cheese and quinoa, an addictive bite-size snack. For a little extra fun, she also shows some of her favorite fruity spritzers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Meatballs (Episode #516H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 2, 2018 -- 8:30 AM

Meatballs are an all-time favorite, and Lidia creates some new versions to add to your meatball repertoire and make those parties memorable. On the menu today, she shares: lamb meatballs with lemon sauce; leftover meatball panini, monkfish meatballs in tomato sauce, a crispy fried monkfish meatball made in a tomato sauce that includes raisins and pine nuts.

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